Derby

The thoroughbred exists because of a piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In the previous 17 runnings of the Derby this century no fewer than nine had been won by horses trained…

On Derby day this year, irony was one of the big winners

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Nobody I know has ever been interviewed by an opinion pollster. Nor do I ever encounter anybody who has won…

Frankie Dettori: Britain’s favourite Italian is back

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Nothing has been lost since William Powell Frith painted his Derby Day panorama in 1858: today, instead of the carriages…

A day with the West Ilsley trainer Denis Coakley

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Through a stormy July weekend our task was to prevent four feisty grandchildren from murdering or mutilating each other before…

The turf: The real scandal of Emily Davison’s Derby

8 June 2013 9:00 am

After Ruler Of The World had won the 234th Derby, the owners, the Coolmore team, were asked if it hadn’t…